Children removed from home after drugs, almost $15K found

2014-03-19T16:53:00Z 2014-03-19T16:53:56Z Children removed from home after drugs, almost $15K foundJournal Times staff Journal Times
March 19, 2014 4:53 pm  • 

MOUNT PLEASANT - Bond was set at $7,500 cash on Wednesday for a Mount Pleasant man accused of operating a drug house from his home.

Racine County prosecutors charged Dale W. Johnson, 35, of the 100 block of Newman Road, on Wednesday with a host of counts after investigators allegedly found various drugs in the home on Tuesday. The eight charges include maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Members of the Racine County Metro Drug Unit and Sheriff’s Office reported finding marijuana, cocaine, Vyvanse, which is a prescription stimulant, and other substances in the home, as well as $14,780 cash, according to Johnson’s criminal complaint.

Sheriff’s investigators, Sheriff’s Office SWAT team members and Metro Drug Unit agents served two no-knock, drug-related search warrants at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at homes in the 100 block of Newman Road. They also reportedly found hashish, drug packaging materials and drug paraphernalia. A substance recovered is also being tested for methamphetamine, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The two homes share a driveway and were either owned by or “under control of” Johnson, according to Racine County property records and the Sheriff’s Office.

During his initial appearance in court Wednesday, Johnson also was ordered not to have any contact with the children, their property and family, and not to possess any drugs.

Johnson faces the three second-degree recklessly endangering safety charges because three children lived at one of the homes. Those children were taken into protective custody, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

His preliminary hearing is March 27.

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  1. Racines Finest Truth
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    Racines Finest Truth - March 20, 2014 2:55 pm
    Your right. Our welfare benefits to this scum is a complete waste of taxpayer money.
  2. Give Me a Break
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    Give Me a Break - March 19, 2014 10:31 am
    Ah, another warrior cop. Figures. Well guess what, not everyone (including drug dealers) are going to fight with guns or knives like an Al-Qaeda operative in Fallujah. But that's beside the point when you can brandish weaponry and tactics developed on the battlefield. Which leads me to the point. Police have abandoned the idea that they are protecting a city, and moved into soldiers fighting a war. A war in which the goal is to go have after a patrol instead of serving and protecting. SWAT teams being used when there is little indication or threat of violence only reinforces the idea that police are not there to protect you, but are using overwhelming force as a method of terrorizing their targets into submission.

    Isn't that the purpose of SWAT, with automatic rifles, military grade vehicles like the MRAP that the RCSO has, and black/camouflage uniforms?

    This is what happens when police departments hire soldiers instead of cops.
  3. crackcorn
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    crackcorn - March 19, 2014 8:56 am
    complete waste of taxpayers money
  4. Crazyoldman
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    Crazyoldman - March 19, 2014 6:01 am
    At least the kids didn't go hungry.
  5. Racines Finest Truth
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    Racines Finest Truth - March 19, 2014 5:23 am
    Finally doing some things to clean up our mess. This is great news. Obviously some people were oddly put off by the enforcement of law and the removing of unproductive members of our city. Some of the defensive commentary reads like an upset 1st grader blaming his teacher for his punishment with no articulation or admission of the offense.
  6. Racines Finest Truth
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    Racines Finest Truth - March 19, 2014 5:16 am
    "Were insults"...
    The reason for the response is that you made no such point. Your reponse was an oddly put complaint that had no foundation. Nobody could possibly concluded that you were referring to SWAT and the like by your one line hit and run comment. Thank you for clarifying. It is further interesting how you were able to tell that there were no weapons. How did you know that? Is it actually true? SWAT teams have families too. I'll come in armed like that too as I'm not letting a desparate junky drug dealer shoot me or shiv me with an orange pealer because "he ain't goin' back to the joint'.
  7. Give Me a Break
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    Give Me a Break - March 18, 2014 9:21 pm
    But there was something wrong here. Not sure what your point is (if any).
  8. Give Me a Break
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    Give Me a Break - March 18, 2014 9:19 pm
    I was going to try and answer your criticism, but realized all you had was insults.

    My complaints are about SWAT teams, armed and trained like Navy SEALS, are being used to enforce drug laws when there are no weapons involved. And police officers who are acting like soldiers securing a village than law enforcers protecting the citizenry.
  9. Relocate
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    Relocate - March 18, 2014 8:08 pm
    Seems the Sheriff is making drug arrest after drug arrest. What is this? #3 in a week? Heroin, 19 pounds of marijuana, and now this. Outstanding job! Once again leading the pack.
  10. Kay Nine
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    Kay Nine - March 18, 2014 8:05 pm
    Where are the "Legalize Pot" people to say these people weren't doing anything wrong? C'mon, don't disappoint me.
  11. theblobenator
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    theblobenator - March 18, 2014 7:00 pm
    Good job raso on taking these drains on society out of the drug world equation. ..all those involved deserve a round of applause n use their drug money to buy drug fighting tools!!!!!
  12. toomuch
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    toomuch - March 18, 2014 4:12 pm
    Wow! A search warrant!!!
  13. Give Me a Break
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    Give Me a Break - March 18, 2014 2:49 pm
    Maybe the money was the college fund.

    Nice to see police are still using the military for their breach and clear missions, I mean arrests.
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